FCS Ryan Hipwood Traction

Ryan Hipwood's signature traction. Additional length makes it ideal for bigger boards and guns.

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  • Overview

    Designed and tested in collaboration with the world’s best surfers, the FCS Athlete Series Traction range has rider specific features for the ultimate in performance. 

    Ryan 'Hippo' Hipwood's signature pad has additional length so it’s great for bigger boards and guns.


    • 3 piece pad
    • Double Square Groove
    • No arch bar
    • High tail kick
    • Sanded surfaces for enhanced grip
    • Ultra-thin sensitivity
    • Channels for extra resistance


    • Focusing on comfort, support and increased grip, FCS Traction keeps your foot connected to the board so you can push hard against your fins for maximum speed and drive.

      Ryan 'Hippo' Hipwood's signature pad has additional length so it’s great for bigger boards and guns. The absence of a ​arch allows for quick back foot adjustments needed in more challenging conditions. Horizontal channels also add a layer of security in critical situations.

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      • Express Shipping: Select Express 2nd Day Shipping at the Checkout for an additional fee of $4.95.
      • Tracking: Quick & easy online tracking. 
      • Peace of Mind: All our deliveries are fully insured against damage.
      • Returns: 30 day exchange or refund for unopened items.


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      Reviewed by Duncan M., from Australia
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      Excellent tail pad for a bigger board

      On my bigger boards in bigger waves i find that i don't stand on the tail as much as i do with my smaller boards in smaller waves so that's where this tail pad is really good. I've got this particular tail pad on a 6'9" step up where i'm usually not stomping on the tail that much so the flat tail pad is good in that it provides me with good reference by feel, without getting in the way with having the bump for the foot arch. The back of tail pad is nice and high to catch your heel if by chance your foot happens to go a little too far back for some reason, allowing you to then re-adjust without issue. The 3 piece is really handy as well and whilst it is a wide tail pad already, the ability to give it a few extra mm between the pieces if needed was handy in my particular application on a wider rounded pin. Pretty much perfect for anyone looking for a really good tail pad for a bigger board.

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